Since we started posting photos of our trip to Coron, Palawan in our Facebook pages, friends have been asking us about contact numbers of accommodations and tours. We were very lucky we got a very good package and tour agency, so we are sharing our experiences here. We trolled the 'net and found JY Travel and Tours, and got a very good value-for-money package.
We were eight in all, and we paid P5,600. per person (roughly US$127.00)- the cost per person could be higher for smaller groups. The amount covered the following:
a. Airport transfers aboard a large and comfortable van; we think it is important to have the airport transfers pre-arranged because the trip from Busuanga airport takes about 45 minutes.
b. 4D/3N stay at Coron Ecolodge, a relatively new, pleasant and clean hotel right in the center of town with basic amenities like wifi, and free breakfast
b. A half-day city tour that included a hike up Mt. Tapyas and ended with a refreshing dip at Maquinit Hot Springs
c. Two days of island tours including lunch
So, see, we only had dinner to worry about. The day we arrived, it was Tony's birthday. The hotel staff somehow got wind of it and presented Tony with a birthday cupcake. Nice touch!
Even the van and tour crew got in on the fun.
Make sure you ask for Bernie as your tour guide - he was the quintessential tour guide - accommodating, entertaining, knowledgeable and patient.
On our last day, Bernie and the other JY tour guides surprised us with a song-and-dance number right on the wharf. Maraming salamat, Bernie and JY Travel and Tours!
To contact JY Travel and Tours, call Emily at +639178956108 or +639205532361, or check out their Facebook page: Jy Travelandtours at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006320795175&pnref=story or
"You don't have to be rich to travel well". - Eugene Fodor